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Early detection of pressure injury/ulcer risk

Caroline Fallon provides an insight into the risk factors for pressure injuries/ulcers, current guidance on prevention and management, as well as the importance of early detection.

She argues that technology can help assist healthcare practitioners in this task, which could ultimately lead to improved outcomes and reduced costs for the healthcare sector.

As patients age and acuity levels continue to rise, increasing frailty, complex underlying chronic diseases and rising obesity can add to the daily challenges faced by clinicians. These challenges include pressure injuries/ ulcers (PI/PU); wounds characterised by localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear.1 Pressure injuries/ulcers can have a significant impact on patients, they can cause suffering and morbidity2, reduce quality of life3 and pain.4

For carers, over 90% of the cost of treating pressure injuries/ulcers is nursing time.5 For healthcare organisations the treatment of pressure injuries/ulcers can increase length of sta

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Upcoming Events

Arab Health 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre
24th - 27th January

Knowlex Infection Prevention & Control 2022

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
8th - 9th February

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR
4th - 5th April

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Royal College of Physicians, London
11th May 2022

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Coventry Building Society Arena
19th May 2022

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Coventry Building Society Arena, Phoenix Way, Rowleys Green, Coventry CV6 6GE
28th - 29th June

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

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